Research Professor – Polymer and Soft Matter

Houston, Texas, United States

Job description

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Organization: H0067 Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) at the University of Houston seeks faculty candidates for a Research Professor position in the area of industrially relevant polymer processing. The candidate will work within a Polymer and Soft Matter Center (PSMC) being developed at UH for summer 2018 launch. The work involves developing industrially funded projects (with potential graduate students, post-docs and faculty) in polymer processing areas, such as, but not limited to, rheology, extrusion, injection molding, imprinting, roll-to-roll processing, 3D printing, etc. The candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary thrust in materials and processing of polymers and soft matter at UH. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in development and management of industrially-funded polymer projects, as well as pioneering research, and an established track record in research and scholarship. Salary may be augmented through industrially-funded projects developed by the candidate, as well as limited (one semester per year) opportunity for teaching polymers based course, and through organizing industrial workshops, all deemed to be of value to the PSMC and CHBE Department.

Candidates should provide a Curriculum Vitae, detailed description of relevant polymer processing experience, research and teaching interests (not to exceed 5 pages), and name, phone number and e-mail addresses of three references.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Appointment to our faculty requires a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field.

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Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement

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